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Roger E. Morgan BERLIN - Roger E. Morgan, 85, died Dec. 13, 2018, at Woodridge Nursing Home. Born on Nov. 30, 1933, he was the son of Glen and Mary (Edwards) Morgan. His mother died at childbirth when he was born so he made his home with his sister, Angelia Kennedy and family. At the age of 15, he went to live and work on the Edwards farm in Chelsea where he attended Chelsea High School and graduated in 1952. As a young man, he worked for the Town of Tunbridge, Howe Plumbing in Tunbridge and for a plumbing and heating company in White River Junction. On May 5, 1956, he married Julia (Caron) Morgan. They made their home in South Royalton where he owned and operated the R.E. Morgan Plumbing and Heating Co. He was town constable for the Town of Royalton, deputy sheriff in Windsor County and deputy game warden for the State of Vermont. In 1961, he became a full-time state Fish & Game warden in the Barre District. He was a founding member and first president of the Vermont Game Warden Association. In 1961, the family moved to Brook Street in Barre. In 1967, they moved to Berlin where he had built their home. He later worked for the James B. Flanagan Co. in sales and warehouse management. He was initiated into the Montpelier Elks Lodge #924 and served as the club’s Exalted Ruler in 1980. He was also a member of the Past Exalted Rulers Club and represented the Elks by playing on a cribbage team for several years at the VFW in Montpelier. An avid sports enthusiast, he coached Berlin youth baseball at the Berlin Elementary School where his children attended and Barre Youth Sports in baseball and basketball where his grandsons attended. He attended most of the Spaulding High School Crimson Tide basketball games where he enjoyed seeing the boys he had coached in grade and middle school excel in high school basketball. For several years, he taught the Hunter Safety Course for the Vermont Fish & Game Department. In 2009, he received a certificate from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department in appreciation for 10 years of outstanding service as a hunter education instructor. He enjoyed spending summers at their camp at Apple Island Resort on Lake Champlain in South Hero fishing and playing golf. He also enjoyed ice fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at bird hunting camp and deer hunting camp in Chelsea. He was a stockholder of the World’s Fair in Tunbridge. He setup and ran the fair booth at the Farm Show in Barre for many years where he twice received Best of Show for his efforts. He also was police chief at the fair and worked as an Orange County deputy sheriff for many years. He also volunteered at the Tunbridge Fair memorabilia booth. A skilled craftsman, he enjoyed carpentering in his shop where he made several pieces of furniture for family and friends. He also built two homes, a camp and spent many hours remodeling. He especially loved spending time with his grandsons entertaining them with his “Fish & Game” stories, boating, golfing, hunting and fishing. He also loved his dog, Molly, and kitties Katy and Holly. Besides his wife, Judy, he is survived by his son, Michael Morgan and wife Tracy, of Chelsea; daughter, Carol Cyr and husband Rod, of Barre, grandsons Ryan Cyr, wife Brooke and great-granddaughters Charlotte and Corinne, of Earlysville, Virginia, Christopher Cyr and fiancée Erin Wade, of Barre; son, Steven Morgan, wife Rung, of Randolph, grandson, Connor Morgan and girlfriend Leah, of Kunming, China, step-grandchildren Trm Siroraat from Thailand and Ploy Siroraat from Randolph. He also leaves his nieces Betty Barclay, Gelia Vasseur, Mary Kennedy, and nephews Douglas Kennedy and Gene Kennedy and wife Nancy. He also leaves several nieces in Ohio. Roger was predeceased by his mother, Mary Morgan; father, Glen Morgan; and his sisters Angelia Kennedy and Louisa Gullet. Per his request, there are no public calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Berlin Corner Cemetery. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to Woodridge Nursing Home, Woodridge Activities Center, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT 05641; or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Berlin, VT 05641. Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, is in charge of arrangements.

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